Fly fishing the River Lowther
Fly fishing on the River Lowther can be quite challenging. Flowing through limestone and with less urgency than the Eamont, this is mainly a river for the dry fly aficionados, although some areas do lend themselves to the upstream nymph.
The Lowther flows north through the village of Bampton, where it is joined by Haweswater beck and carries on past Askham before joining the River Eamont below Eamont Bridge, Held back by Wetsleddale dam at it's head, it flows at a fairly consistant level and is rarely to be found in flood through the summer months, in fact it is often found to be still fishable when the Eden and Eamont are not.
The upper stretches of the Lowther open into the moors and are home to some of the spookiest of fish you will ever come across. The fish are generally smaller but fish over 1lb are not uncommon and there is always a chance of a leviathan, as this river has produced fish to over 4lb (2 kilos) in recent years.
I can arrange access to many parts of the River Lowther, the season runs from 15th March to 30th September
See the PHOTO GALLERY for more images of where we fish and a few catches
Important note :
Don't forget your fishing licence - Any angler aged 12 years or over will need an Environment Agency rod licence. Daily, weekly or seasonal licences are available at post offices or online at : Environment Agency website